Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Release The Week Of May 2, 2022


Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.

Source Music/HYBE
“Fearless” - Le Sserafim

Le Sserafim, HYBE’s first girl group, makes a chic entrance with their confident yet surprisingly understated debut song, “Fearless.” (YouTube)

“any given sunday” - Kehlani ft. blxst

Kehlani’s Blue Water Road is here, and we’ve already got the repeat button on “any given sunday,” a simmering bop that lingers in the steamy tension between a dancer and her benefactor. (YouTube)

Joytime Collective/Columbia
“Estilazo” - Marshmello & Tokischa

Tokischa, the viral, Rosalía-collaborating Dominican rapper, teams up with Marshmello for a racy and sharp-edged vogue anthem that’s ready for the upcoming ball season. (YouTube)

“how could you do this to me” - Maggie Lindemann & Kellin Quinn

Maggie Lindemann taps Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn to scream out their frustrations on “how could you do this to me,” their cathartic, hardcore-lite song dedicated to toxic partners. (YouTube)

“Rich” - Tayla Parx

Tayla Parx’s sly and smooth “Rich,” centering around the great lyric “this rich girl can't afford you,” is the perfect song for the end of cuffing season. (YouTube)

“Maybe You’re The Problem” - Ava Max

A summer can’t pass without a definitive capital P pop banger, and Ava Max’s punchy “Maybe You’re The Problem,” is this season’s best contender. (YouTube)

mad descent
“Mine O’ Mine” - Aluna, Jayda G

We’d expect only magic from a collaboration between two of electronic music’s most hyped women artists and “Mine O’ Mine” delivers just that. (YouTube)

“see me now” - girlpool

Pretty much all of Girlpool’s excellent new album Forgiveness is extremely intimate, but Avery’s guitar ballad “see me now” — a tender song about the way others perceive you — is a standout. (YouTube)

Sampa The Great/Loma Vista Recordings
“Lane” - Sampa The Great ft. Denzel Curry

Australia-based Zambian rapper Sampa The Great kicks off an intriguing new chapter with “Lane,” made great by her nimble and baby-voiced flow and team-up with Denzel Curry. (YouTube)

Warner Music Australia
“weekends” - Daine

Daine, a promising protegé of the emo pop wave and Charli XCX favorite, gets deep in her feelings on the hollow teen dispatch “weekends,” her catchiest song yet. (YouTube)

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